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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
are here to observe the seventh annual asian pacific american heritage awards in the city and county of san francisco. this year's theme -- celebrate the heritage, celebrated community voices. and to recognize the many contributions of our city's the reverse asian communities and their -- diverse asian communities and their efforts to promote tolerance and understanding between communities of color. 20 years ago, president carter signed into law a resolution declaring one week in the month of may as asian-pacific american heritage week. in 1990, that celebration was expanded to the entire month of may and in 1991, legislation was signed into law, proclaiming asian-pacific heritage month in may to be a permanent celebration in united states. that is wonderful for us. thank you again for being here this evening. back in 2005, mayor newsom enthusiastically supported the idea of a celebration each year that would include all apa communities in the city and county of san francisco, where -- get this. more than one-third of the population is asian-american and pacific islander. you rock. our next
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm PDT
and diplomatic representatives from the asian pacific countries joining us here tonight. you saw many. counsel -- many of the consul generals up here. their representatives, please stand and be acknowledged. [applause] thank you all for being here. and in addition to the presenting champion and partner sponsors, there are so many other sponsors who have generously supported tonight's event. and as a result, the celebration committee has been very successful in its campaign to raise public awareness about asian pacific american heritage month which includes ads on muni buses, posters and wish sites. so let's being a nonl the additional following -- acknowledge the additional following sponsors. at the heritage patron level we have comcast, lenar urban, ecology s.f., southwest airlines. at the heritage friend level, coalition of asian-american government employees, japan town merchant associations of san francisco, ktsf television, sugar bowl bakery, and union bank. and media partners, abc-7, a.m. 1400, asian, comcast, and, ktsf tv, s.f. gov tv, the examiner and world channel.
Jul 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
and is forward deployed. >> and that's because of the in creasing importance of the pacific? >> it is. i'll tell you what, vago, the pacific right now is -- first of all, it's the largest sea mass in any of the combatant commanders maureens right now. we know the importance of china is growing. we have a lot of time. marines have spent a lot of time in the pacific, and from a lot of rich history back to world war 22. ii. so if your talking about war prevention, if you are talking about engagement, building trust and confidence with your allies, the marines are the force to do that in the pacific. and i want to -- my goal would be to reorient the marine corps back into the pacific once we come out of afghanistan. >> let me ask you about one of the big challenges, the forced entry mission. there is a proliferation of munitions, hezbollah have missiles that keep ships at bay and that's why secretary gates was questioning whether the forced entry mission has a future. how do you operate in an environment where bad guys will have night vision equipment and greater intercon activity and how do you com
Jul 5, 2011 7:00pm PDT
there were no asian-pacific americans on television. we are celebrating something very special this evening and this month. yes, we are celebrating our history and rich culture, our culinary and fine arts, but as you look around this theater, you realize there are so many other examples of the ascendancy of ascendancyapa -- ascendancy of the apa community. there are so many issues and so many positive stories to report, and i feel so fortunate through the years to have had the opportunity to cover these stories that serve the needs of the community at large as well as our own apa community. the community should be proud and acknowledged for its role in paving the way for jan and for me and hundreds of others to be working in newsrooms across the city. it took activism by chinese for affirmative action and other organizations in the early 1970's to get apa's hired into radio and television stations. ever since it turned out to be more than just the right thing to you. it has improved the quality of journalism and the quality of coverage for the audiences we serve. today, we have apa's in all
Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
teen safety, also published in 1991. one of my favorites from the pacific northwest and earthy organic machine published in the 296. and now we have his new book, railroaded, transcontinental's the making of modern america. the book is argued that reviewed in "the boston globe" just this last weekend, where it was described as a scathing and wonderful new book. i think the full implications are likely to be clear as we proceed with this discussion. i should note at the outset that the book is not the classic story about building the transcontinental river road. the story was told many times, very ably inside. richard story begins in the railroads are virtually finished in the history is really a history of how they were operated in the first 30 years or so in distance in the last decades of the 19th century. it's important to keep that in mind that this is not another epic saga of building the road, but has several transcontinental were actually moderate. -- operated. so richard, you've entered a field of study here that others have been in before you, especially the work for chandler
Jul 20, 2011 9:00pm PDT
's pacific steel even though many of the 600 workers have lived in fear since federal ice agents ordered their employer to hand over social security documents as proof they are all in the country legally. the federal audit was five months ago. and that fear finally forced some workers to come out of the shadows at an emergency meeting in oakland. through a translator they pleaded with local politicians for help. >> and if i have to get a job at minimum wage i won't be able to pay for the bills that i have. i might not even be able to eat. >> but union leaders admit there may be as many as 200 undocumented pacific steelworkers. pacific steel says that is news to the company. >> does pacific steel or has pacific steel ever hired any undocumented immigrants? >> not knowingly, no. they wouldn't do that. but, you know, we are in the same position as hundreds of employers all over the country. >> reporter: ice would not the comment on the pacific steel case but said in a statement the goal of these audits is to ensure employers are following the law. this fact, this has been a crackdown on il
Jul 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. so he is very much part of it. the people who ran the central pacific were known as the assisted. things became so messy, and they all had so what's to hide that nobody could ever back out of the corporation. the only way you got out of the southern pacific was he died. it was sort of like the mafia. you had to come back again. and after awhile i said, that's because there never got to steal from each other, but that left out david cole, a famous 19th century trial. actually wonderful. the day they captured black art, the last stagecoach robber in california, the date of the cold and trial started. so if you go back to the san francisco papers he will have the accounts of the stage robber used to leave bad poetry with his victims. then you have the opening of the cold and dry which became the most famous trial in late 19th century california. an associate who was stealing from the other associates. when he died reassess its figured out that he embezzled. they went to his widow and stole it back. because the books for so corrective is very easy for employers to figure out his stoc
Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT
and hospital charity care information. as our discussion continues discussion continuescal pacific and on housing issues, it is important to have the facts first and make decisions second. she has provided us and the commission was some really interesting and important answers to with the van ness plan is, with a special use district is, and a history of all the different entitlements and developments that occurred and the relationship to the housing requirement. certainly, it is pointed out that there was one instance where hotel was demolished and was replaced by housing. there have been no instances where anything has been demolished and replaced by large institutional use. i think it is quite clear the plan was crafted to make sure that there is a good land between housing and commercial, especially private, but i do not think it speaks to institutional and public serving uses, you know, because they should be distinct from the requirement in my opinion. that is something that is under discussion. it is very interesting. finally, she did a really good job of pointing at the lev
Jul 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with boiling over. from the midwest to the east coast folks have fans and air conditioners cranked on high amid triple digit temperatures. for the immediate future the sweltering so-called heat dome isn't going anywhere. nbc's chris clacum reports. >> reporter: excessive heat warnings now extend east to new york where there's concern the heat wave could become more dangerous. >> my aunt is 92 years old, and she had a little bit of a heart problem, and her air conditioner broke yesterday, so she needs one no matter what the cost, no matter what. >> reporter: air conditioners and cooling centers are at a premium everywhere with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees and higher. in ohio, triple digit heat is suspected in the death of a man in a house near columbus where the air conditioning wasn't working. that was one of some two dozen deaths blamed on a heat mass that creeped slowly across the country and at last count set 221 new record high temperatures. in washington, the vacation crowd is getting a lesson in why
Jul 3, 2011 5:30am EDT
with new paint. and we'll discover a private estate tucked away in a pacific and we'll discover a private estate tucked away in a pacific palisade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "open house." whether you're buying, selling, redesigning or just dreaming, we've got you covered. today i'm coming to you from a spectacular two-bedroom apartment on the 49th floor in manhattan's midtown west neighborhood. it overlooks central park and the hudson river. inside and out, the views don't get much better than this. now we go behind the scenes of tnt's drama razolian islands with the set dreck traioratodec. how they got the look they wanted. >> i'm production designer bruce miller. >> i'm set decorator chris. we're in los angeles on the set of brazilian isles. >> angie harmon is a gutsy police department and we have a medical examine dr. more ra islands. >> we'll show you how bruce and i brought these characters' personalities and styles to life by giving you a tour of the set and some tips on how to achieve the look. >> we're in jane razoli's boston apartment based on a
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
parts is back breaking work but it goes on at berkeley pacific steel. many of the 600 workers lived in fear ever since ice agents ordered their employer to hand over social security documents as proof they're all in the country legally. the federal audit was five monthsing ayoi. that fear finally forced some workers to come out of the shadows in an emergency meeting in oaklandland. they pleaded with local politicians for help. >> if i have to get a job at minimum wage i won't be able to pay for the bills have. i might not be able to eat. >> union leaders admit there may be 200 undocumented pacific steel workers. pacific steel says that is news to the company. >> does pacific steel, has pacific steel hired undocumented immigrants? >> not knowingly. no. they won't do that. but we're in the same position as hundreds of employers all over the country. >> ice would not comment on pat civic steel case but said in a statement the goal of the audits is to ensure employers are following the law. and in fact, there has been a crack down under the obama administration. more audits in the last
Jul 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
that happens is that people who ran the central pacific were known as the associates. they were in it together. things became so messy and they all had so much to hide that nobody could ever back out of this corporation. the only we got out of the southern pacific is you died. people tried, sort like mafia, they came back. you had to come back in. for a while i thought that's because they will never steal from each other, but that left out david cole. the day they captured black bart, the last ditch coach robert in california, is the date the golden trial started. for to go back to sever cisco papers you have first of all the count black bart, the stage refuse to leave that poetry with his victims. didn't have the opening of the cold and dry which become the most famous trial in late 19th century california. david gold was an associate who was getting from the other associates. when he tried the associates figured out that he embezzled from. they went to his widow and still it back. in doing this they also found out that because the books were so corrupt it is very easy for the employees to st
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
these bills. >> she'd paid off at kt at the university of pacific dental care center receiving this statement. however... a month later, she received a bill for $1146. she called the office to ask why. >> said oh, just not right. you don't owe that. i said okay and let it go. next month, i get another bill. >> again, she was told to disregard the bill. however, the following month, she received yet another bill. in the mail, also demanding $1146. she called the clinic qen. -- again. >> said no. i'll fix it. don't worry. >> she relaxed until... the following month. and you guessed it. she received yet another bill for the same amount. this time, she contacted the main accounting office and this time was told pay up. >> she said well according to our records you do ow them.. i did not owe that. i knew i did not. >> she pointed to her zero balance statement, yet, bills didn't stop. now, she's worried about her credit rating. >> i am old. i need credit and i need good credit. in case i need something. >> she contacted 7 on your side and we contacted the clinic. university of the pacific would int
Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a historic homecoming. the teledecade-old space shuttle program has come to a close with the landing of the shuttle "atlantised." earlier atlantis touched down at the kennedy space center 42 years and a day after astronaut neil armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon before four americans onboard guided "atlantis" to a safe and final landing. a landing that may also end an era of u.s. dominance in human space exploration. that's because as the shuttle program retires a second great space race begins. "atlantis's" astronauts left a flag on the international space station that flew on the first space shuttle launch in 1981. a private american company says it plans to retrieve that flag in just three years. >>> well, across the nation over 100 million people are under a heat alert due to what's called a heat dome, which has brought triple-digit temperatures to many parts of the country. warnings have been issued across the eastern half of the country from kansas to massachusetts. the
Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
the nation including the pacific time zone. today we begin with back to the drawing board. as the clock ticks down on the country's spotless credit rating, house speaker john boehner is scrambling to rewrite his budget bill after the congressional budget office said his proposed spending cuts failed to meet his estimates. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that spotless credit rating spotless no more in a few days. we'll hear from a couple ratings agencies to day here on capitol hill. they're testifying. meanwhile,john boehner is going back to the drawing board after saying his plan is $150 billion short of the savings he promised. he can only lose 22 republican votes and still get this plan through the house. ten have already said -- ten republicans have already said they won't vote for boehner's plan. conservatives saying this is a deal, not a solution. that's what they're looking for. on the other side, on the senate side, the democratic plan, harry reid's plan may actually cut more. but it doesn't touch medicare or social securi
Jul 7, 2011 4:00am PDT
including those of you in the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> casey anthony will learn her fate in a florida courtroom this morning when she's sentenced for lying to investigators. the only charges she was found guilty of in the murder trial of her daughter caylee. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in orlando for us this morning. cristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. yeah, casey anthony could be waking up in jail for the last time this morning. huge crowds expected out here at the courthouse today as the judge will decide how much longer she should stay behind bars. each of the four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators carries the potential one-year sentence, but almost three years after casey anthony was first arrested judge perry could sentence her to time already served, a far cry from the death penalty anthony could have faced if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. and far from what many who watched the case thought should happen. but in an exclusive interview with abc news juror number three, jennifer ford, said they jus
Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm PDT
california but there is a weather maker into the gulf of alaska. this will slope portion to the pacific northwest for the next couple of days. this will slowly making its way from the pacific northwest creeping strong wind and cool temperatures for this time of year. running well below average. tomorrow look for greece skies it just about everywhere. it the fog will be slow to clear with gray--gray skies. and by 1:00 p.m., clearing not until 1:00 p.m. for san francisco the coast. the futurecast is showing that these temperatures are going to struggle to warm. 60s on the bay. the warmer spots inland will be 70's. temperatures will panned out this entire week. '70s for the north bay valleys. '70s in the santa rosa, 60s in san francisco highs to upper 60s, low 60s with morning and clouds, late morning sunshine. sunny, breezy for the afternoons. the wind could even get up to 30 m.p.h. look for 70's in the east bay. is in ramona, 60s. antioch will be at 80 degrees, the warm spot. will 70's for the south bay. with mostly sunny skies and cool breezes. your kron 4 7 day around the bay a lot of
Jul 5, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in the sea bed off the northern pacific coast. the test follows last month's detection of the radioactive material in the sea bed near the damaged fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. radioactive strontium can accumulate in bones if inhaled and cause cancer. no radiotive strontium was found this time in samples taken at six locations between 10 and 30 kilometers off a section of the pacific coast that includes fukushima prefture and two prefectures to the south and north. however, the nuclear safety commission and independent body advising the ministry pointed out that the current system cannot detect amounts below 0.08 becquerels of strontium per soil. >> translator: more evidence is needed to prove that no strontium has reached these points this time. we advise the ministry to use a method that can detect smaller amounts of this radioactive substance. >> the fisheries ministry is also testing marine products caught off ibaraki and chiba prefectures near tokyo, but found no strontium. >>> the ongoing crisis at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant is prompting some local governments to change
Jul 2, 2011 5:00pm PDT
district2, which includes the marina, pacific heights, st. cliff, and the neighborhoods surrounding the presidio. supervisor farrell started his first term this january, so he is new to the board. we will get to know him and talk about the toughest issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. tell us about your background -- where you grew up, went to school, the kind of jobs you have worked. >> i am a born and raised san franciscan, first and foremost. very proud of that. i am also a born and raised district 2 residents. i grew up close to the palace of fine arts. my parents still live in the same set of flats i grew up in. i went to grammar school at stuart hall in district 2. i went to high school in st. ignatius. i'm a very proud wildcat. i went to college at loyola marymount college in los angeles. i had a scholarship to play baseball down there. ended up going to ireland and getting a master's degree at university college dublin. came back to the states and went to law school at the university of pennsylvania. spent three years in philadelphia. came b
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
and a few tour here in this country. it's been five months since ice agents ordered berkeley pacific steel to hand over documents for all 600 workers as proof they're in the country legally. and ever since then, many worker who's spent days welding and molding parts for trucks have lived in fear. >> machine operator annie came out of the shadows and through a translator went public with a fear at an emergency meeting in oakland. workers pleaded with local politicians for help. >> we aren't doing anything el little. just workers at the plant, working as hard as we can. >> union leaders admit there may be 200 undocumented pacific steel workers. pacific steel says that is news to the company. >> does pacific steel ever hired any undocumented immigrants? >> not knowingly. no. they won't do that. but we're in the same position as hundreds of employers all over the country. >> ice could not comment in this case but said in a statement the goal is to ensure employers are following the law. in fact there has been a crack down on illegal workers under the obama administration. with more employer au
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
the high. system right there will start to dig into the pacific northwest and the cooling trend will extend inland. now, again, may take another day but it's on its way. still some upper 90s to near 100 well inland but as that system digs into the pacific northwest we'll see temperatures begin to plunge tomorrow and that will carry us into the end of the week and level out with 60s, 70s and 80s across the board. today some low clouds, fog. cool to hot. if you're closer to the coast it will be cooler. if you're further from it it will be hot. low 70s maybe near santa cruz. fog, sun, breezy conditions and wind and fog cranks up towards thursday and that will take us into the weekend. >>> well, the tsunami that devastated japan could create more problems here. what is now headed our way. >>> plus why the secret service now investigating the twitter account of fox news. >>> good morning. on the sunol grade it looks good heading south. we'll tell you more about a crash in the peninsula when we come back. >>> happening right now. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is holding a town hal
Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
japan around noon pacific time in the same region devastated by march's massive earthquake and tsunami. there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage after the 6.2 magnitude quake. it was centered 22 miles in the pacific ocean. yesterday a magnitude 6.4 quake struck in that same area. >>> president obama will meet with top senate and house democrats tonight amid the deepening standoff over the federal debt. it's the latest sign of renewed urgency that something has to be done. now, the latest from the white house. >> reporter: after talks resumed for a large scale deal, john boehner is now aiming for something smaller. "abc 7 news" has learned that he told them on a call that president obama is not serious. this morning boehner says the president is not ready to make a deal. >> i know the president is worried about his next election, but my god shouldn't he be worried about the country? >> he wanted the outlines of plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern to send a positive message to the asian markets. the second deadline still looms. >> it would be devastating to our credibility as a cou
Jul 20, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. >> that is which one? >> that is the northern pacific rattlesnake. >> you may never actually see him but chances are excellent that he lives somewhere in your bay area neighborhood. >> one of the things we have going for us somewhat here in the bay area is that the northern pacific rattlesnake isn't as large as other species might reach. >> reporter: california academy of sciences mark calway says the rattlers out here usually only top out at 3 to 4 feet long. not as big as their desert cousins and technically they are not poiseonous they are venomous. if he bites you that could kill you. >> you want to start looking for a doctor. >> reporter: rattlesnakes are actually very beneficial he says here in the bay area. by getting rid of a lot of rats and other rodents. just keep your distance. >> so don't think of rattlesnakes as troublemakers? >> no, they are helping us out. >> go to click on connect to send me your good questions. >> godzilla has a milestone night. i'm dennis o'donnell. one splash hit makes all the different. next much [ female announcer ] at jcpenney, we're giving you a
Jul 30, 2011 10:00pm PDT
countersuit against amtrak and union pacific claim the rail companies failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing. union pacific and amtrak have not commented yet. >>> more to ride on transit. fairs increase on monday, august 1. the regular adult fare goes up $2.10. youth and disabled will go up. fares increased to $4.20 for adults and $2.10 for everyone else. local 31 passes will stay the same for everyone except for youth. >>> chevron corporation is on track for what could be its most profitable year ever, boosted by high oil, the company earned $8 billion in the second quarter. chevron made almost $14 billion in the first half of the year. easily topped their previous high of $11 billion in 2008. chevron is the nation's second largest oil company. >>> preparations are wrapping up for tomorrow's san francisco marathon. the race begins at 5:30 form morning. it goes through the city, golden gate park, and back. you can expect street closures, traffic delays, parking problems, so plan accordingly and use public transportation. >>> a passenger jet goes out of control. passengers screaming.
Jul 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT
two systems in the pacific. let's start off with this one. this is tropical storm tokage. this is a very slow-movi system. it's almost stationary east of philippines it's located right now. it will decrease its intensity and become a tropical depression by saturday. now, it will be merging with this typhoon. this is a very strong typhoon. it's called ma-on. it's moving in a westerly direction. it has -- well, the speed is now 50 kilometers per hour, so it slowed down a little bit, but the wind gust is still up there at 200 kilometers or more per hour. it is just south of the islands and it is picking up those high waves up to about six meters high. it will not decrease its intensity. it will continue to maintain its strength all the way into your weekend where it will make its track toward the southwest islands. it may decrease its intensity just a little slightly when it veers itself, but, still, it's a very strong typhoon. now, it's a dangerous system, and we're going do be looking at severe thunderstorms and very heavy rain. as you can see, this bulk of rain is trackin
Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
and rain to the pacific coast. we now go to the weather desk for the latest information. >> that's right. this is a definitely major typhoon that we need to watch out for. actually, let's start off with a look at some of the scene trial counsel this morning because things are already pretty stormy. now, this will be in the shikogu area. strong gusts reported, as well. already hitting 140 kilometers per hour. highest amounts of rain almost hitting 600 millimeters, this's going to be a -- we are going to see a lot more rain fall, too, over the course of today. it's a big concern and turning very stormy. now, let's forecast path towards the north a little bit more over the course of today and then veers quickly out and heads out in towards the east and this is a fairly slow-moving system and it's large so a wide area's going to be impacted. and we are going to continue to see that stormy weather over the next couple of days. now, of course, plenty of rainfall, especially along the pacific side and in addition to that, damaging winds, dangerous surf conditions and potential for landslides as
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. this morning we begin with boiling point. budget negotiations at the white house grew heated yesterday as lawmakers failed again to compromise on spending cuts and tax hikes as part of the plan to raise the debt ceiling. all of this as moody's investor service puts the country's stellar credit rating under review. kristin dahlgren joins us with more this morning. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. just when you thought it couldn't get any uglier, word of the tepsest talks yet. republican house majority leader eric cantor is saying the president said to him, eric, don't call my bluff, and then stormed out of yesterday's meeting. now, democrats say those reports are overblown. they admit the president did say, enough is enough, and he urged lawmakers to stop the political posturing and do what's right. both sides say the president has set tomorrow as a deadline to reach some type of agreement on how to move forward from where they are. that as the pressure increase
Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. now, yesterday they were the story. they testified in a dramatic hearing about the phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. this as british prime minister david cameron addresses the matter at a special session of parliament this morning. we'll get more now from stephanie gosk. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world appeared beside his son apologetic. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail and deception and their families. >> reporter: from the beginning james took the lead. >> i think my son can answer in more detail. >> reporter: at times jumping in to help when his 80-year-old father searched or stumbled for the answers. it was rupert murdoch's wife who stepped in at the most critical moment a right hook to protect her husband from a surprise pie attack. the protester, an amateur comedian
Jul 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with the debt scramble. house speaker john boehner's reworked debt ceiling proposal will be put to the test today with an expected vote in the house. realistically, it's going nowhere fast. in the unlikely event it passes, the house and senate, the president has vowed to veto the plan. where do things go from here? tracie potts has more from washington. the racie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. democrats say it is going nowhere and will never land on the president's desk. budget officials found another $60 billion in savings. >> the speaker's plan is on life support and it is time for him to pull the plug. >> you're not worried? >> lefr let them see you sweat. >> reporter: a trillion dollars in cuts. his own party wants more and complains his plan would add $7 trillion to our national debt. >> that is unacceptable and unsustainable. >> reporter: house republicans want to cut more but democrats won't budge. >> you need a partner to dance with in the senate. we don't have one.
Jul 4, 2011 4:00am PDT
the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a fouled fourth. this morning while most of the nation prepares to celebrate independence day, teams of federal and state workers in montana are fanning out along the yellowstone river. they're gauging the damage caused by a ruptured exxonmobil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude into the famous waterway. the environmental protection agency estimates only a small fraction of the spilled oil which is spotted downstream 40 miles is likely to be recovered. exxonmobil which has 120 workers on site estimates damage is limited to only a 10-mile stretch of river. montana's a governor brian schweitzer, concerned for the river's famous fishing and farmers alongside it, criticized the oil company for downplaying the possible scope of the disaster. last year, the department of transportation warned exxonmobil, citing seven safety violations along the ruptured pipeline. >>> in just a matter of hours the murder trial of casey anthony is expected to go to the jury. more than three years after the death of her 2-year-old da
Jul 6, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a stunning verdict. after just 11 hours of deliberations, a florida jury found casey anthony not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. an unexpected decision that left casual and close followers of the case in shock. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in orlando for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. casey anthony was only convicted on four misdemeanor counts of making false statements to police. she'll be sentenced on those tomorrow, but with time served could be a free woman after what is being called most controversial verdict since o.j. simpson. >> as to the charge of first degree murder, verdict as to count one, we, the jury, find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: casey anthony sobbed after hearing the verdict. not guilty on the three most serious charges related to her 2-year-old daughter caylee's death. after weeks of testimony the jury took less than 11 hours to decide, and while none who participated
Jul 13, 2011 4:30am PDT
bought pacific northwest. it really hasn't moved much over the last 24 hours. can you see the showers associated with the front are well off to the north. it is driving significant on shore flows. we have thick fog all the way from san francisco to antioch. we're going to experience probably a little bit of mist this morning. probably be using those windshield wipers on the way to work. that means plenty of time and travel cautiously with slick conditions and no significant rain in the past two weeks. that means all the oil that's collected over the past two weeks has an opportunity to be really slick out there. you want to take it easy. take a look where we should be in terms of our daytime highs, 89 in danville versus 66 yesterday. we're subtracting an additional 3 to 5 degrees as we head throughout this afternoon. the cooldown continues into tomorrow and friday. looks like we're not going to get out of this wet pattern, overcast conditions until next week, maybe tuesday. 55 degrees right now in oakland. you're on your way to about 63 later. that's it. 60 in san francisco and 72 deg
Jul 21, 2011 5:30am EDT
the atmosphere over the western pacific. as it approached the yucatan just minutes ago and the space station crew, the six people on board got to see this. now, everything is right on time, peter. they're four minutes and 18 seconds out, and just a moment ago we got one heck of a picture from the cockpit of "atlantis." we should be getting that back on nasa right now you can see the "atlantis" on infrared. it's just appearing, it's over disney world at this time, as it's approaching us here four minutes out, it will come in. we'll hear some twin sonic booms in about two minutes. but as it gets here, this is called the most perfect weather for landing yet for the shuttles. this is number 135 space shuttle flights. we had 31 before, for 166 flights, peter, and right now we're being told that the next flight that can follow this from here could be as early as 2014. there are the sonic booms, i was telling you about, just came in. and in 2014, that would be the company space x out of california, it's a private company. they've flown their rocket once, and right now everything is on schedule. they hop
Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm PDT
into the pacific northwest. it will deepen over time as it does it will bump the high out of here. that will start the cool progress syces. the fog is there for some. even though there is some sun on the coast. hazy warm to hot inland. temperatures though are all over the place. anywhere from 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. it will take until wednesday before the cooler air begins to move in. for others temperatures will come down a little bit. 70s, 80s, and 90s. santa clara can go from the 90s to 84 at fremont. 60s and 70s and 80s on the peninsula. that is the biggest temperature difference right there. it looks like cooler weather will take us into not only the middle of the week but the upcoming weekend will be 20 degrees cooler. >> it was a scorcher. and it's hard to believe it was just less than a week ago tuesday. >> that is correct. >> we had the torrential rain. >> thank you, steve. >>> we are just getting new dui numbers from the chp. they are higher than last year. as of a half hour ago 221 people in the bay area were arrested for driving under the influence. last year 175 arrests were made in t
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
. it will still be in the 90s though but this system come into the pacific northwest on its way to the pacific northwest will usher in a cooler pattern. low clouds cool warm on shore breeze. cool for many. so anywhere from 60s to 90s mid 90s today. cooler pattern takes us into thursday and level it off there. >> all right thank you, steve. >>> one east bay city passes a controversial plan. the thing they are offering to everyone including illegal immigrants. >>> and the search continues for those missing bay area fishermen lost at sea in mexico. the reason why the coast guard still thinks they will find survivors. and we've got a certified cook in every restaurant freshly making the colonel's original recipe, today and every day. 11 herbs and spices, hand-breaded, hands down the world's best chicken. today is a kfc day. so bring home a real meal -- 10 pieces of that famous chicken, 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of four or more, just 20 bucks. today tastes so good. >>>s search continues for the miss -- the search continues for the missing bay area fishermen. >>
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am PDT
into the pacific knot west. the fog yesterday was all over the place. not now. look at how it goes down the coast. it's getting wiped out by a north wind that will be here today. tomorrow it will turn more westerly. the clouds are moving off toward the east. 50s and 60s. some 57s now at livermore. and i don't think they drop below 60 yesterday. 60 at fairfield. 55 san rafael. upper 60s at san jose. we do have one system moving in a stronger one will move into the pacific northwest. i will give the them some credit. low 44. saturday sunny but a little cooler. breezy on sunday as the system moves into north of us. morning fog and warm. fog and sun on the coast. 60s and 7:s coast and bay. mid to upper 80s inland and few to low 90s. still is toasty readings but by tomorrow temperatures come down and we will carry that into sunday and early next week. >>> the countdown is on to the launch of the final space shuttle. we are live in florida this morning for the latest on a possible delay of the mission and how local space fans here in the bay area are going to spend the morning. >>> and the investigatio
Jul 22, 2011 4:30am PDT
's a seabreeze out there. so it's putting in place here. another system is dropping into the pacific northwest and it's just the pattern that we've seen it. develops and kicks up and lift off and next week we'll start to warm up again. and cool for some and mild and warm for others. it will be cooler inland with move a westerly wind especially in the afternoon. so a couple low 80s for some but upper 80s and low 90s. but the temperatures are creeping downward. 60s and 70s. i don't see much change on the weekend. and it looks like the morning fog giving way to sun. and a warmup starts tuesday of next week. >>> 4:40. the decision that lawmakers must make by today to avoid a partial shut down of the federal aviation system. >>> a noisy rally in san francisco leads to dozens of arrests. the issue that the protesters are up set about. and the chaos is caused downtown. >>> we'll tell you more about the morning commute when we come back. >>> low clouds and fall. upper 80s now and a few low 90s hanging on. >>> a british lawmaker said that he was asking the police to investigate a plame contradicting ja
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT
response from mullen. >> the united states has had a presence in the asia pacific region for decades. and we've exercised with our allies and friends in this part of the world for decades. and we will continue to do that. >> reporter: on the south china sea issue, the two nations fail to find common ground. china has said the dispute should be solved through a series of bilateral dialogues but the united states has insisted on a multinational framework. later this month, the countries involved will sit at the same table at the asean forum. a heated debate is expected to take place. junpei yoshioka, beijing. >>> cambodia's booming economy is attracting attention from private investors and the government is hoping to lure even more money into the country with the opening of its first stock exchange since the country was devastated by a civil war. an official ceremony was held on monday to mark the occasion. the cambodia security exchange was set up with support of south korea. the country has been an aggressive investor in cambodia. three state-owned companies, a water business, a tele
Jul 3, 2011 9:00am PDT
anything further to be said about his pacifism? which he clearly was able to sidestep when it was a defense the country was involved in. he worked with the united states navy, did he not? >> he did. he already had given up pacifism for a period of time, realizing hitler was unstoppable and had to be met with by force of arms. >> alice, what about his oddogy, he wore no socks a lot, correct? >> this may be due to the fact he had sweaty feet, which is one of the reasons he was excluded from the swiss army. >> but then he would need socks. >> you can argue the exact opposite of that. he may have found they were heat producers. we'll have to live with that mystery. >> i suppose. >> is this true, it is said that husband of his time, he had no time to buy a new suit. he had no time to have his haircut. he was not willing to expand that kind of time? >> i think he didn't think it was important enough. >> he was completely uninterested in material things. that follows also from what you read as part of the things he believed in. materialism, the questions of dress were -- he made fun of it
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